TWO boxers have been awarded National Championship Titles.

Macy Gallone and Amy Aspinall, who train at Spennymoor Boxing Academy, have achieved their goals of competing and winning at the highest level.

Macy, age 15, competed in an England V Scotland dual in Glasgow which she won unanimously.

She was awarded best boxer for the away team, and was called up to join the England development squad earlier this year.

Chief Coach Robert Ellis said: "Macy has a lot of natural talent but also has the right attitude towards training and is dedicated to the sport.

"We are very proud of her achievements and she is definitely one to watch out for in the future.

"I coached her father George Gallone at this gym years ago and I know he and wife Amanda are guiding her in the right direction.”

Amy Aspinall is a 29-year-old who has been a member of the Spennymoor Boxing Academy for two years.

Amy travelled to The Spice Bowl, Banbury - Oxford, to compete in the national development finals.

Her opponent was Rebecca Innes of Marden ABC, and Amy won the match on a four-one split decision.

Coach Dave Brown said: "Amy has made a vast improvement since the girls last boxed and has worked hard in the gym this past year to get the advantage she needed."

Amy has now had nine bouts for the academy and has won five and lost four.

Together Macy and Amy are inspiring other members of the gym and have become role models for aspiring boxers.

Mr Ellis added: "These achievements are a credit to our coaching staff here at Spennymoor boxing Academy, with old and new coaches giving their time and valuable knowledge to get outcomes like this.

"It's great that after nearly 30 years this club is still producing National champions."

Spennymoor leisure centre will hold an afternoon of boxing on November 9, starting at 1pm, tickets £15 (pay on day at door).